A Joyful Journey...

Join Doris Smeltzer, critically acclaimed author/educator, as she muses on topics from eating disorders to the mysteries of life. Often "Featured" are select, astute observations made by Andrea during her all too brief 19-year life…it is she who taught us: the joy IS in the journey!

Andrea's First Quote for 2015:

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Four days before Andrea turned 19 and eight months before her death, she wrote this brief, but insightful observation: If I can’t love me and my body how can I expect to love anyone else and know I deserve their love? Good question. Good question indeed. Especially at the beginning...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
December. How is it that 2014 is nearly over? Our perception of "time passing" seems to speed with aging. I can recall how, before entering the double-digit years, a month felt so very looong. And December? Interminable. I am experiencing this month differently though. I am taking time to notice...
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We celebrated Andrea's birthday last week. As always, Tom's sister sent us a beautiful remembrance of Andrea along with a photograph of the tree they planted in her honor 15 years ago. What a stunning, vibrant tribute to our daughter! I spent the day going through Andrea's baby book--something I've...
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When Andrea returned to Spain from her perspective-changing time in Austria, she was frantic to find a way out of the family with whom she no longer felt comfortable. Through a miraculous incident, a solution was found. The jubilant journal entry Andrea wrote expressing her relief and gratitude for such...
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